The Kansas Edge

The Kansas Edge Initiative

What is the Kansas Edge? It is a major initiative lead by the Department of Commerce to showcase the world-class business environment in Kansas, which includes recent tax reforms; improved regulatory environment; revamped career and technical training efforts; competitive relocation incentives; existing manufacturing expertise, and the state’s intellectual and research assets.

The Kansas Edge is focused on highlighting the state’s strengths in response to the growing national trend in re-shoring that could return 800,000 to 2.5 million jobs from the foreign operations of both U.S. and international companies, and their suppliers, back to the United States over the next decade.

Industry Sectors

Kansas is strong in a number of industry sectors including aviation, agriculture, traditional and renewable energy, animal health, bioscience and advanced manufacturing.

Within the manufacturing sector, Kansas is home to companies in:
  • Alternative Energy
  • Aviation & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Bioscience
  • Distribution
  • Value-Added Agriculture & Food Processing